As we start 2017, as well as making new plans, the New Year is also a great time to reflect on what we have achieved. In 2016, we published regular blog posts, which we hope that you have found useful and informative.
We believe that the more information you have about circumcision, the better informed you are to make important decisions. We thought that we would look at some of the articles we wrote for you last year and present you with some of the highlights. If you want to learn more, just click on the link to the original articles.
We started the year looking at Aftercare for children or adults who have had circumcision surgery. It is important to differentiate here as aftercare does differ dependent on your age. Put simply, this is because procedures vary at different ages. Aftercare for babies and young children is relatively simple, including regular daily washing of the healing area, preventing unnecessary touching, and watching out for any signs of bleeding or unexpected swelling, irritability or difficulty passing urine.
Older children and adults can expect stitches to dissolve in the weeks following the circumcision. Keeping the area clean is vital, as is the careful redressing of the wound. For comfort, it is advisable to wear supportive underwear that helps prevent friction, at least for a short while.
Our June article provided a little more detail about What to expect if your baby has been circumcised. With the seven signs to watch out for during the healing process and some techniques for safe and effective cleaning and bathing, this provided extra information for parents.
In September, we discussed How adults can best prepare for circumcision surgery. Everyone wants their procedure and aftercare to go smoothly and this is often helped by a few earlier preparations. Avoiding alcohol prior to surgery, making sure the team are aware of any medications you are taking and arranging for transport home following the procedure are all useful tips for someone preparing for their circumcision.
Many people ask us about The health benefits of circumcision, so in April we thought it would be useful to put some of the main points together. Did you know for example that men’s health experts have concluded that circumcision can help solve some fertility problems? It has also been found that circumcision can help the risk of an STD and lower the risk of penile cancer.
We look forward to providing you with more important information about circumcision and the care that you can expect from the Birmingham Circumcision Clinic in 2017. If you have any questions, just give our friendly team a call on 0121 250 0386 or contact us via our website and we will be glad to help.